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  • n. Plural form of calabash.


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  • Davies, a 19th-century British sugar baron, returned four large ceremonial bowls, known as calabashes, he'd bought at auction.

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  • CSSDCA shall encompass four major areas henceforth called calabashes: security, stability, development and co-operation.

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  • Dried garden produce can be stored in covered containers such as calabashes, baskets, pots, cans, or jars.

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  • Gourds, such as calabashes, can be filled with dried foods, covered with cloth, tied tight with string and then dipped in hot wax to seal.

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  • We had stacks of the large round thin cakes baked on stones which afterwards we called cassava, and great gourds, "calabashes" filled with fruit, and balls of cotton in a rude thread.


  • From one of the rocky lairs calabashes were produced and passed round.

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  • The calabashes were filled with the fierce distillation of the root of the ti-plant; and as the liquid fire coursed through them and mounted to their brains, they forgot that they had once been men and women, for they were men and women once more.

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  • Ever the woman whose sightless eyes ran scalding tears chanted her love-cry, ever the dancers of love danced in the warm night, and ever the calabashes went around till in all their brains were maggots crawling of memory and desire.

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  • But the woman's love-cry broke midway, the calabashes were lowered, and the dancers ceased, as all gazed into the abyss above the sea, where a rocket flared like a wan phantom through the moonlit air.

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  • Sitting on a small dais with the leaders of the medicine group, Mr. Momodu addressed more than 1,000 mostly women dressed in identical green fabric, some of whom carried calabashes, filled with herbs and animal parts, atop their heads.

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